2009 Laureates

Policy Leadership (co-winner)

Mr. Erik Solheim
Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway

First to hold the distinction of two cabinet posts in this country.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Policy Leadership (co-winner)

Mr. Kevin Conrad
and the Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Could be called a modern day "David."

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Science & Innovation

Ms. Janine Benyus
President, Biomimicry Institute

Inspired to a career in innovation by how seamlessly animals "fit" into their homes.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Entrepreneurial Vision

Mr Ron Gonen
RecycleBank

Turns trash to cash.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Entrepreneurial Vision

Mr. Tulsi Tanti
Suzlon Energy

First electricity bill was source of greatest epiphany.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Inspiration & Action

Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Photographer and Founding President, GoodPlanet.org

Feels a bird's eye view is the best way to see our planet.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Quotes

Izabella Teixeira, Brazil
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Policy Leadership

We are witnessing a positive change in the way sustainable development is seen, and embraced, by policymakers.


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